On 1/12/08, JKCASWELL wrote:
> On 1/12/08, karen wrote:
>>>> I should also add, I switched from newspaper to Corn Cob
>>>> bedding about 2 weeks ago. She can not reach it, so I know
>>>> she is not ingesting any of it, or coming in contact with
>>>> but she is curious about it.
>> Please get rid of that corn cob!!
>> Go back to using news paper
>> A layer of paper can be removed in seconds and no dry poop dust
>> The corn cob is a wonderland of mold and bacteria!!
>> If the bird gets some in her crop it will puff up like a sponge
>> and not pass. -Dead bird-
>> Corn cob is some Bad stuff and should not be used around birds
>> I have been to the places this stuff is processed
>> -rats,mice,mold,bugs,nasty- & remember mouse poop dust has
>> hookworms that can get into your bird FROM THE DUST!!
>> Just place severial layers of paper in the bottom of the cage &
>> remove a layer 1 or 2x a day.
> Thanks for responding so quickly. What you both have said, makes
> perfect sense. The bag states it has been multi cleaned and
> sanitized, but that can easily be misrepresented. I clean out any
> messy stuff everyday, using a kitty litter scoop, especially under
> her water bowl, as she loves to throw out 90&37; of her water.
> was what my decision to try the corn cob. It soaked thru the
> newspaper, and was rusting the tray. I think I will try putting a
> large cookie sheet on that part where it is always wet, and going
> back to newspaper. I have not noticed any dust or mold in the
> bedding, but I am not as sensitive as my birds are.
> I am hoping that her missing feathers are a result of her trying
> grab the corn cob, and that I haven't started a bad habit. I
> suppose if that is the case, I can somehow, get the grate
> improvised, so she can not get her leg thru.
> Thanks again
Let us know how it things go.